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AIRSPACE RECLASSIFICATION 

AND CHARTING CHANGES FOR VFR PRODUCTS 



CURRENT DEPICTION 



TERMINAL CONTROL AREA 

(TCA) 




OCTOBER 15, 1992 



TERMINAL CONTROL AREA 

(TCA) 




SEPTEMBER 16, 1993 



CLASS B AIRSPACE 




There are no charting symbology changes. However, beginning on October 15, 1992, the 
control zones associated with any airport in the Terminal Control Area (TCA) surface area 
will cease to be charted. The control zones will continue to legally exist until the TCAs become 
Class B airspace on September 16, 1993. One rule change, effective with Class B airspace, 
is that the cloud clearance criteria for VFR flight operations is changed to "clear of clouds." 



AIRPORT RADAR SERVICE 
AREA (ARSA) 






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AIRPORT RADAR SERVICE 
AREA (ARSA) 



CLASS C AIRSPACE 




Beginning on October 15, 1992, the solid magenta line formerly used for Terminal Radar 
Service Areas (TRSAs) is used for Airport Radar Service Areas (ARSAs). This change will be 
completed on sectional and terminal area charts by April 1, 1993. Also beginning on October 
15, 1992, the control zones associated with any airport in the ARSA surface area will coincide 
with the ARSA surface area and cease to be charted. The ARSAs will become Class C airspace 
on September 16, 1993. Any extension of a control zone that exceeds an ARSA surface area 
will be depicted with a magenta segmented line. The magenta segmented line denotes con- 
trolled airspace extending upward from the surface to the overlying or adjacent controlled 
airspace. Such extensions will become Class E airspace on September 16, 1993. There are 
no operating rule changes, pilots may continue to operate VFR underneath the ARSA/Class C 
shelf without contacting air traffic control. On April 2, 1992, TRSAs began to be depicted 
with a solid black line. The interim conversion will be complete October 15, 1992. TRSAs, as 
entities, will not become an airspace class on September 16, 1993. 



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Airspace Reclassification Questions or Comments: 

Concerning Federal rules or procedures, contact Bill Mosley, 
FAA, ATP-230 on (202) 267-9251. 

Concerning charting changes, contact NOAA, ACTr^s'& "iftWLA STATE 



Section on (301) 443-8975 or 8976. 



UNIVERSITY 
DEC21199Z 



Published at Washington, D.C. 

U.S. Department of Commerce 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 

National Ocean Service DOCUMENTS COLLECTION 

U.S Depository. Copy 

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CURRENT DEPICTION 


OCTOBER 15, 1992 


SEPTEMBER 16, 1993 


CONTROL ZONE 


CONTROL ZONE WITH TOWER 


CLASS D AIRSPACE 




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CONTROL ZONE WITH TOWER 

AND EXTENSION WITHOUT 

COMMUNICATIONS 

REQUIREMENT 


CLASS D AIRSPACE WITH 

ASSOCIATED CLASS E 

AIRSPACE 


CONTROL ZONES ARE 
SHOWN ON ALL VFR 
CHARTS 


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Those control zones with an operating control tower will continue to be depicted with a blue 
segmented line. The vertical limit, in AMSL, is now charted in hundreds of feet. The airport 
traffic area (ATA) and its communications requirement with air traffic control remains until 
September 16, 1993 at which time, a communications requirement for all aircraft within 
the Class D airspace is established. 



Arrival extensions will either be charted as part of the basic surface area with the blue 
segmented symbology or as a separate surface area indicated by the magenta segmented 
line. Communications with air traffic control are not required within the airspace encompassed 
by the magenta lines, which will become Class E airspace. 



CONTROL ZONE 



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CONTROL ZONE WITHOUT 
TOWER 






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CLASS E AIRSPACE 



Control zones without an operating control tower will now be depicted with a magenta 
segmented line which denotes controlled airspace extending upward from the surface to 
the overlying or the floor of the adjacent controlled airspace; therefore, the vertical limit is 
not depicted. There are no operating rule changes and such control zones become Class E 
airspace on September 16, 1993. 

CONTROL ZONES WILL NOT BE CHARTED ON WORLD AERONAUTICAL 
CHARTS (WACs) PRINTED OCTOBER 15, 1992 AND AFTER. 



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CURRENT DEPICTION 



OCTOBER 15, 1992 



SEPTEMBER 16, 1993 



PART 93-FIXED WING SPECIAL VFR FLIGHT 

BOX INDICATES PART 93 

"NO SVFR" INDICATES FIXED WING 

SVFR OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED 




SURFACE AREA OF TCA 




SURFACE AREA OF TCA 



BOX INDICATES PART 93 

"NO SVFR" INDICATES FIXED WING 

SVFR OPERATIONS ARE PROHIBITED 




CLASS B SURFACE AREA 



CONTROLLED AIRSPACE 



CONTROLLED AIRSPACE 

FLOOR 
700' AGL 



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CLASS E AIRSPACE 
FLOOR 
700' AGL 



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FLOOR 
700' AGL 



FLOOR 
1200' AGL 



FLOOR 
1200' AGL 



FLOOR 
1200' AGL 



Effective October 15, 1992, the blue vignette (light-blue shaded) line will not be used to 
depict the 1200 foot or above airspace, unless it abuts uncontrolled airspace. Where the 
outer edge of the 700 foot transition area (magenta vignette) ends, the 1 200 foot or greater 
area, automatically begins. Effective September 16, 1993, these areas become Class E 
airspace extending upward from other than the surface. There are no operating rule changes. 



5500' 


MSL 




(1200' 


AGL) 




5500' 


MSL 




8500' 


MSL 


2000 


MSL 




NORTH ATLANTIC CONTROL 


AREA 


SOUTH ATLANTIC CONTROL 


AREA 


2700 


MSL 





5500' MSL 



(1200' AGL) 



CLASS E AIRSPACE 



5500' MSL 



(1200' AGL) 



This is a new symbology which will be used to depict the boundary of controlled airspace 
(Class E) with floors other than 700 feet or 1200 feet. This symbology will also be used to 
distinguish the floors of the domestic offshore areas and the offshore control areas beyond 
12 NM of the U.S. coast. 

WACs DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN HORIZONTAL LIMITS OF AIRSPACE, NOT 
VERTICAL LIMITS. WACs WILL CONTINUE TO USE THE SOLID BLUE LINE 
FOR DIFFERENTIATING CONTROL AREAS. 



UNCONTROLLED 
AIRSPACE 



1200' OR GREATER 
CONTROLLED AIRSPACE 



UNCONTROLLED 
AIRSPACE 



1200' OR GREATER 
CONTROLLED AIRSPACE 

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CLASS G AIRSPACE 



1200' OR GREATER 
CLASS E AIRSPACE 



CURRENT DEPICTION 



OCTOBER 15, 1992 



SEPTEMBER 16, 1993 



AIR DEFENSE 

IDENTIFICATION 

ZONE 



AIR DEFENSE 

IDENTIFICATION 

ZONE 



AIR DEFENSE 

IDENTIFICATION 

ZONE 



The Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) is changing symbology size and color. The ADIZ 
is not a type of airspace nor will it become a class of airspace. 



SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE 









SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE 



SPECIAL USE AIRSPACE 



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AN IFR INSERT WILL BE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO THE SEPTEMBER 16, 1993 
EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE AIRSPACE RECLASSIFICATION. 

USE OF OBSOLETE CHARTS FOR NAVIGATION IS DANGEROUS. Aeronautical information 
changes rapidly, and it is vitally important that pilots check the effective dates on each aeronautical 
chart to be used. Obsolete charts should be discarded and replaced by current editions. To make certain 
a chart is current, refer to the next scheduled edition date. 

Major changes will occur to the VFR aeronautical charts begining with the October 15, 1992 editions. 
Listed below are the first scheduled dates for sectional charts depicting these changes. 
These dates are subject to change. 



SECTIONAL AERONAUTICAL CHARTS 



Albuquerque Nov 12, 1992 

Anchorage Dec 10, 1992 

Atlanta Apr 1, 1993 

Bethel Aug 19, 1993 

Billings Apr 1, 1993 

Brownsville Dec 10, 1992 

Cape Lisburne .... Sep 16, 1993 

Charlotte Feb 4, 1993 

Cheyenne Feb 4, 1993 

Chicago Oct 15, 1992 

Cincinnati Jan 7, 1993 

Cold Bay Mar 4, 1993 

Dallas-Ft Worth .... Jan 7, 1993 

Dawson Nov 1 2, 1 992 

Denver Feb 4, 1993 

Detroit Oct 15, 1992 

Dutch Harbor Apr 1, 1993 

El Paso Mar 4, 1993 

Fairbanks Jan 7, 1993 

Great Falls Feb 4, 1993 

Green Bay Jan 7, 1993 

Halifax Apr 1, 1993 

Hawaiian Is Nov 12, 1992 

Houston Oct 15, 1992 

Jacksonville Mar 4, 1993 

Juneau Apr 29, 1993 

Kansas City Dec 10, 1992 



Ketchikan Apr 29, 1993 

Klamath Falls Oct 15, 1992 

Kodiak Mar 4, 1993 

Lake Huron Oct 15, 1992 

Las Vegas Apr 1, 1993 

Los Angeles Jan7, 1993 

McGrath Aug 19, 1993 

Memphis Oct 15, 1992 

Miami Mar 4, 1993 

Montreal Apr 1, 1993 

New Orleans Dec 10, 1992 

New York Dec 10, 1992 

Nome Jul 22, 1993 

Omaha Mar 4, 1 993 

Phoenix Nov 12, 1992 

Point Barrow Nov 12, 1992 

Saint Louis Nov 12, 1992 

Salt Lake City Nov 12, 1992 

San Antonio Dec 10, 1992 

San Francisco Oct 15, 1992 

Seattle Jan 7, 1993 

Seward Dec 10, 1992 

Twin Cities Feb 4, 1993 

Washington Mar 4, 1993 

West Aleutian Apr 1, 1993 

Whitehorse May 27, 1993 

Wichita Nov 12, 1992 



Your local agent may place a special order for you, or you may order directly from NOAA at the 
following address: 

NOAA Distribution Branch, N/CG33 

National Ocean Service 

Riverdale, Maryland 20737-1199 



Telephone orders are also accepted by the NOAA Distribution Branch. 

Individual Orders .... 301-436-6990 
Subscriptions 301-436-6993 






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REVISED 8/92 



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